Professional Development Resources: PODCAST/VIDEO

Flipping Jewish Studies

The Lookstein Center initated a professional development program to train Jewish studies teachers in the theory and practice of “flipped” learning. Starting in 2013,... Read more

“The Case for Israel – The Case for Peace” – Lecture by Alan Dershowitz (video)

On June 7, 2005, Prof. Alan Dershowitz addressed a standing-room-only crowd in the Gonda Brain Research Center Auditorium at Bar-Ilan University. The lecture was... Read more

Inside-Outside: Biblical Leaders and their Non-Jewish Mentors

Judy Klitsner, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, looks at leadership in Bereshit and Shemot. Video courtesy of The Lookstein Center of Jewish... Read more

Yehuda, Tamar, and the Brit Bein Habetarim

Shmuel Klitsner of Midreshet Lindenbaum undertakes a literary analysis of the text of Yehuda and Tamar and the text of Brit Bein Habetarim. Video... Read more

Models of Assessment for Judaic Studies

In this session, Eli Kohn examines the theory and practice of diagnostic tests in Judaic Studies. The session focuses primarily on Tanakh, but the... Read more

Teaching the Hagaddah

Much can be done to make the Seder more relevant to contemporary needs and simultaneously truer to the spirit of the Rabbis as educators.... Read more

Teaching Mishna in Elementary School, Part 2

In this two part session, Devora Steinmetz explores the goals of Mishna study in elementary school; addresses how to select texts to teach to... Read more

Teaching Mishna in Elementary School, Part I

In this two part session, Devora Steinmetz explores the goals of Mishna study in elementary school; addresses how to select texts to teach to... Read more

Methods of Teaching Jewish Prayer, Part 2

A learner centered course on structuring prayer learning experiences for a variety of ages and diversity of learners helping them to make personal meaning... Read more

Methods of Teaching Jewish Prayer, Part 1

A learner centered course on structuring prayer learning experiences for a variety of ages and diversity of learners helping them to make personal meaning... Read more
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